First BlackMagic Cinema Pocket camera preorders in Europe!

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The Blackmagic Cinema Pocket Camera can be finally preordered in Europe too at Technikdirekt (Click here). They ship in Europe and you can easily change language settings on top of their page. This is really a great videocamera!

UPDATE: Thanks to 43rumros readers help we have new EU preorder links. 900 Euro (with VAT included) in France at pbs-video. In Sweden atmacoteket, scandinavianphoto, protel.jetshop, webhallen.

P.S.: New E-M5 auctions at Olympusmarket:
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Silver E-M5 body (Click here), Black E-M5 body (Click here) and Silver E-M5 body (Click here).

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(UPDATED with LX7 for $249 link)Last day of Olympus Mother’s day deals.

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UPDATE: The LX7 sells for $249 at Newegg (Click here) after Coupon Code: “B2TEXTDCM02” (Exp 5/22).

The new E-P5 is here and at least the kit verisons are sellling fine at Amazon (here is the ranking). But if you (like me) tend to buy MFT cameras and lenses when they are not brand new and well discounted than you may take the chance to grab the deals which will expeire tomorrow. Example:
The E-P5 body for $999 is too epxensive? You can grab the previous generation E-P3 for $369 with lens at Amazon (Click here).
The new VF-4 is too big and expensive? Than grab the VF-3 for $99 at Amazon (Click here).

For $468 you can buy a PEN with lens and viewfinder which is less than half of the price of the new PEN body :)

-> And here are all deals:

Olympus Lens Deals:
45mm f/1.8 for for $349 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
17mm f/1.8 lens gets a $50 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12-50mm zoom gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12mm prime lens gets a $100 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
40-150mm gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus Camera Deals:
The up to $100 discount ont he E-M5 is back at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Savings also on a huge amount of compact cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the list).

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New E-P5 Olympus page.

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Olympus launched a dedicated E-P5 website you can see here: http://www.olympuspen.com/. It’s a nice website but the only thing that I didn’t like and scared me a bit is the video announcement from the Olympus Group President. The problem is not the president. The speech itself is very interesting. And the Olympus President says a lot of interesting things. I am only surprised by the rather uninspiring “ambiance” chosen for an official product presentation. That “grey atmosphere”. It almost looks like a speech from a boring serious bureaucrat in a huge communist soviet building :)

 

Specs, Price and Preorders:
Full dedicated pages to the new Oly stuff at Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
17mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
45mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
75mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama, Bhphoto.

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New G6 video quality comparison with the GH2.

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The G6 is the real new updated GH2 or not? So it may be interesting to see if there is a difference in the video quality. It’s made by 43rumors reader Julian. He wrote me the following text: “The YouTube compression doesn’t do the footage much justice but it gives an idea.  Everything shot with the same fixed white balance at 1/50s, various apertures but same on both camera’s at all times.
My first impressions:
The G6 looks better to me. Better shadow detail and a bit more detail in the highlights. Probably due to the flatter picture style (contrast -5)
The G6 shares the picture styles with the GH3, so no smooth like on the GH2. Kept both camera’s on standard to keep it as close as possible. Everything dialed down maximum.
Less noise at high iso’s, less banding. Couldn’t detect any moire.
Looks a tad less sharp than (hacked) GH2, but that could be up to the sharpening at -5. With some sharpening probably same detail level.
Rolling shutter looks the same to me.

Thank Julian!

Meantime here are some new G6 preorder links for Europe and US:
Europe: Wex DE, Technikdirekt, Wex UK (Click here).
USA: Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here)

 

 

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Silver E-P5 with 17mm and VF-4 is the most preorderd of all E-P5 options at Amazon.

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The new E-P5 is here and at least in US it’s available in four different configurations. Wanna know which one is the more popular? The Silver super kit with 17mm lens and VF-4 viewfinder is the most preordered according to Amazon Ranking tool (Click here). And as you can see the body only options are less popular than the super kit version.

Of course this is a purely indicative (and changing every hour). But it underlines the general feeling expressed by the 43rumors readers, the body only price is a bit too high. And the Superkit has a better value for the money you are going to spend for it.

Specs, Price and Preorders:
Full dedicated pages to the new Oly stuff at Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
17mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
45mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
75mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama, Bhphoto.

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